My Favorite Olive Green Paint Color

September 12, 2019

I have known I wanted the boys room to be olive green for so long. My direction for their room is a little camp-y, a little preppy, collected, and traditional. I knew green walls, a red persian rug, and an industrial light fixture would be the foundational elements.

I loved the color “pup tent” by martha stewart, but it was discontinued and I made a pretty concerted effort to find the formula anywhere. It didn’t happen, then I stopped caring, so I just eye-d what colors seemed similar to narrow it down. FOUND ONE I LIKE EVEN BETTER SO.

This is my olive green now!!! I love it, it looks good with every color. And has a real chic-ness that elevates anything.

oil painting (similar) | vintage tennis racket (similar)crib | rug (similar) | industrial light fixture | star wars album | wood dresser | rabbit lamp (similar) | love seat (similar)

Almost forgot to say the new name – “ginger tea” by behr. Smash hit.

Like I love doing, we painted all the trim and doors the same wall color. I get SO MANY questions about this and people who want to recreate the same look. One of the faq’s is what sheen I do and yep, it is eggshell on all of it. It’s totally fine. I love eggshell.

We have already had so much fun putting lots of cute collected boy stuff on the walls. The rug is a stand in we’ve had that was SIXTY DOLLARS (new) for an 8 x 10. (It was on overstock, not available anymore.) It’s just here until I’m one day doing finishing touches on our house and can replace non essential updates like that. Still is a placeholder and gets the job done. Here is a good priced similar one.

Looking for more things to paint “ginger tea” now. It’s a warm olive, which I find refreshing from that cooler olive that is everywhere. More style to me, and a touch retro.

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  • Chris W.

    I really love the color in this room. We have something similar in our kitchen (called Garden Path) and it’s a really nice color to coordinate things with. We used red and green in dulled down shades…it feels very comfortable. I made valances and chair cushions out of some fabric that came in the green and red floral. It’s fairly low key but really ties everything in the room together. Because it’s the same pattern but in different colors, it allows me to change out with the seasons.

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